The tenderness of a camera

I do not think that Toni Frissell (actually Antoinette Frissell Bacon) got and gets the attention she deserves.1)Not even the collection she gave to the Library of Congress has been digitized completely yet. Almost all of the photos of her I have seen are worth being looked at a bit longer. They are casual and thoroughly composed at the same time, seem easy and snapshot-like sometimes and yet have some extra layers that add to their impact. They breathe a special tenderness and empathy that is hard to achieve when you try to force it.

Toni Frissell, sitting, holding camera on her lap, with several children standing around her, somewhere in Europe, 1945.

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1. Not even the collection she gave to the Library of Congress has been digitized completely yet.

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